Demonetisation: Gujarat farmers warn of stopping milk supply; demand note-exchange at co-op banks

Farmers took out a protest rally in Surat on Saturday against the Reserve Bank's decision not to allow exchange or deposit of defunct notes at the district central co-operative banks and warned of stopping supply to Amul Milk co-operative if the restriction is not lifted in a week

PTI November 19, 2016 21:14:58 IST
Demonetisation: Gujarat farmers warn of stopping milk supply; demand note-exchange at co-op banks

Surat: Farmers took out a protest rally in Surat on Saturday against the Reserve Bank's decision not to allow exchange or deposit of defunct notes at the district central co-operative banks and warned of stopping supply to Amul Milk co-operative if the restriction is not lifted in a week.

Demonetisation Gujarat farmers warn of stopping milk supply demand noteexchange at coop banks

Representational image. Reuters

Protesters on around 150 tractors and 100-odd trucks loaded with grain and sugarcane covered the 10-km stretch from Jehangirpura to the collector's office here.

They dumped grain and milk on the road outside the collector's office.

Farmer leader and president of Dakshin Gujarat Khedut Samaj Jayesh Patel said the ban had hit the farmers badly. If this restriction was not lifted in seven days farmers will stop supply of milk to the Amul milk co-operative, he warned.

"Most farmers have accounts with district co-operative banks which are not accepting defunct currency notes, causing immense hardship," Patel said.

"We have submitted a memorandum to the collector demanding that the ban should be lifted in another seven days or we will stop supplying milk to Amul," said Patel, also a former chairman of Surat District Co-operative Milk Producer's Union Limited (Sumul).

Surat Congress president Hasmukh Desai also took part in the rally with the party backing the protest.

Updated Date:

also read

Some tips to keep in mind on how to prevent diabetes
Lifestyle

Some tips to keep in mind on how to prevent diabetes

Diabetes has no cure, but those suffering from the disease should keep themselves active to ensure they can remain healthy. Changing your lifestyle can be a big step toward diabetes prevention as high cholesterol levels, family history of the condition, and excess weight or obesity can increase the risk of the disease

Rajnath Singh launches two frontline warships, lauds Indian Navy for 'Aatmanirbharta'
India

Rajnath Singh launches two frontline warships, lauds Indian Navy for 'Aatmanirbharta'

'Surat' is the fourth Guided Missile Destroyer of the P15B class, while 'Udaygiri' is the second Stealth Frigate of P17A class

Rajnath Singh to launch two indigenously built frontline warships next week
India

Rajnath Singh to launch two indigenously built frontline warships next week

The ship 'Surat' is the fourth and last of the stealth destroyers under the 'Project 15B' programme, while the second ship, 'Udaygiri' is part of the 'Project 17A' frigate programme